Customer Asking to Mow and Weed Whack beds

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by longislandlawn, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. longislandlawn

    longislandlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    I had 2 different customers ask if I could mow, / weed whack there empty flower bed weeds, WHEN I was there doing weekly maintenance, even though this was not in the agreement. I only mow lawns not flower bed weeds for free but for a price, would you charge them?
  2. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Posts: 3,494

    Could go either way. How large were the beds?

    Normally, though, they would pay extra.
  3. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    If it's something small, I'll just run it over if its a good customer.
  4. jeannewyatt

    jeannewyatt LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    That is what round up is for. Spray it a couple of times a season. The lot will look better and save you time.
  5. jbpo

    jbpo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Spraying the beds is standard for me. It does save time and it looks good since the beds stay clean.
  6. kgcs

    kgcs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 307

    Not trying to be an a$$ but I hope you have a pesticide license to do that. They have been cracking down hard on guys in our part of Georgia (central Georgia) for that. Just a friendly heads up!
  7. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,516

    Do you really have to have an applicators license to apply a non-selective herbicide?
  8. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 643

    Only if you're getting paid. You can do it for free all day long.
  9. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Posts: 5,206

    Here in MI its labeled as "if you are compensated for spraying" if its a freebie can they write you up?
  10. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
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